Where FruitLook provides satellite imagery to local farmers, our FruitLook Team are our feet on the ground. For training, on-farm support, development of new services based on FruitLook data, research opportunities and any other ideas or questions you might have we are available to assist you!
Our FruitLook TechCoaches provide local support to you, the FruitLook user! This includes training and farm visits to assist you in using and understanding FruitLook. The TechCoaches are our first point of contact for your questions. We are pleased to introduce you to:
Caren Jarmain has been with FruitLook since the start. She has a PhD in Agrometeorology from the University of Natal (2003). She has studied vegetation water use for almost 20 years and is passionate about translating research to pratical application and technology transfer. Caren manages the South African part of FruitLook, including training, data accuracy evaluations and investigating future application of the FruitLook data (e.g. yield estimations). Caren is based in Stellenbosch and works as Independent researcher. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Geographical Analysis (CGA) at Stellenbosch University. Caren can be contacted via cjarmain@ gmail.com.
eLEAF (www.eleaf.com) is a Dutch high-tech company that pioneers in operational satellite based solutions. eLEAF data products are used to assess land and water productivity for sustainable agricultural and water management practices worldwide. The ambition is to become the global reference for operational and reliable high quality data on crop growth and water use.
eLEAF provides the FruitLook data products and FruitLook portal and works in close cooperation with the South African FruitLook Team. eLEAF is represented by Ruben Goudriaan. Ruben has been involved in FruitLook over the last 5 seasons and manages the Dutch side of the cooperation. He has a MSc in Physical Geography and BSc in Earth Sciences from Utrecht University. Apart from FruitLook, he is involved in various other projects in South Africa related to agriculture and water management. He is available via ruben.goudriaan@ eleaf.com.